On Being A Quitter

Sometimes I feel like a failure for being a quitter. Then I realize that I’m not superwoman, I don’t have magic undies or special powers, and it’s totally ok to not be everything to everyone at every time. There. I said it. And I’m ok with being a quitter sometimes. Quitting This Past Weekend Like this past weekend. I decided to try one of those low-carb, low-sugar diets because “keto” and “paleo” seem to be all the rage. And maybe {Read More}

If Only I Could Share a Picture

Mr. Grey is already giving me the side-eye, so I can’t get away with taking a picture, but I have to describe this to you. Mr. Grey just got out of the shower, towel wrapped around his waist. He goes to the front door, keys in hand. “I’ll be right back,” he says, apparently oblivious to his lack of clothes. I literally snorted. “Aren’t you forgetting something?” (Very seriously) “Shhhhhh!” I’m laughing out loud now. I can’t help it. “Why {Read More}

Fraggle Rock Tattoo Update: Trash Heap

Back in 2012, I started getting work done on my Fraggle Rock tattoo. It’s been “in process” forever, mainly because tattoos are expensive (and worth every penny for good artwork) and I haven’t made it a priority to finish. Luckily, I’m finally back to making progress towards its completion. Most recently, Dan did the color for the trash heap on the back of my calf. Along with¬†Marjory the Trash Heap, Dan also redid the edge of Red’s tail and Wembley’s {Read More}

One of “those” moms

It dawned on me this morning that I’m entering new territory – I’m becoming one of “those” moms. As I dropped Levi off for preschool today, we both greeted the other moms and kids. I felt proud that even though this is the beginning of week 3 going there, I’m already learning everyone’s names. And I realized… I’m becoming one of “those” moms. “Those” moms are moms I was always jealous of, because I thought I couldn’t be one. Before {Read More}

A Long-Overdue Morning Reset (and some major news)

This morning was exactly the kind of reset I needed. Levi woke up at 6:30am like normal. I told him it was too early to be awake, so he grabbed his Elsa blanket and laid (mostly) quietly on the couch until 7am. Then he woke me up for real. He requested a bowl of cereal with no milk for breakfast and a show to watch, per our usual weekday morning routine. Except this morning is different. Today, Levi and I {Read More}

In Sickness & In Health: Can I empty your bucket?

This weekend our family was tested on the whole “in sickness and in health” thing that couples are supposed to uphold. I’m not gonna lie, it was rough. It started with Tillie around 5:30pm Friday night. Then Levi¬†woke up in the middle of the night with the same symptoms. Lucy followed shortly behind him. 3 kids sick at the same time is awful. As a parent, you feel helpless – you want to make it all better, but sometimes viruses {Read More}

Past The Breakup Stage

Fact – until this weekend, I didn’t know I had a “breakup stage.” Some things are easier to figure out in hindsight. I’ll start by being transparent – I have a “crazy” streak a mile wide. To most of the world, it’s a stereotypical “bitches be crazy” type of personality trait, though I’ve learned as an adult it’s actually an “anxiety & depression” thing, but that’s just maturity and semantics talking. Anyhow, over the weekend Mr. Grey pointed out that {Read More}

My life lately: busy, crazy, awesome

I’ve had a few people ask me recently what I’ve been up to lately. The short answer is that things are busy, crazy, and AWESOME. Aside from just the regular being a mom and kick-ass girlfriend stuff I do, October is one of my busiest months of the year. I’m the social media manager for Prestige Conference, and we just held our first event this past weekend. If you were trying to spot me in the crowd, I was the {Read More}

Sometimes THINGS are exactly what we need

People often say that they don’t need THINGS. That money isn’t everything. That experiences are better, etc, etc… Tonight THINGS were exactly what I needed. Mykl is on his way back from picking up the girls for their first visit home since they moved out of state with their mom earlier this month. It’s only been two weeks, but it feels like a lifetime. Even though the timeframe wasn’t terribly lengthy, it FELT so much longer knowing that they weren’t {Read More}

I failed the 30 day sex challenge, but at least my room smells amazing

At the end of last month, I had this great idea that Mykl and I should try the 30 Day Sex Challenge. My friend Trisha had just become a consultant for Jewelry in Candles, and offered to send me a candle if I’d be willing to write about it here on the blog. So I decided to order a sex candle. Ok, technically, Jewelry In Candles doesn’t sell a sex candle. But they do sell a candle called “Love Potion” {Read More}